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which is scheduled to take place as we speak. for that we go to wbal tv reporter rob roblin. >> he was 43 years old. he was a firefighter, a paramedic, a diver, and you are looking at a live picture of the service for the fallen hero, which is going on as we speak here at the cathedral of mary our queen. he was trapped while searching for residents in a fire inside a three-story apartment building. it was a four-alarm fire last wednesday night when mark lost his life could he leaves behind his wife and two children. for 60 years he worked for the baltimore county fire department -- 16 years he worked for five the baltimore county fire department, then he went into the secret service. colleagues and friends are talking about him, who described as a hero.
one of those is the chief of the baltimore county fire department. >> all of us in this progression willingly accept certain risks. mark faced these risks head-on. his legacy as one of our heroes is secured. as we've been on each other, let us take comfort in the knowledge that his life was full of meaning. >> you are once again looking at a live picture of the service for mark, which is going on out the cathedral of mary our queen. the cathedral is packed. you have firefighters from throughout the area and region who are here to honor this man fires.ed finghting for 16 years was a baltimore county firefighter, that he worked for the secret service,
that he was a volunteer while working for the secret service. he died saving lives. >> if you love spent any time at site today, you know it is extremely cold. -- if you have spent any time outside the, you know it is extremely cold. >> we have temperatures in the mid-20's. it did not start out that way this morning. it made it out to 8 degrees this morning in baltimore at the airport. cold temperatures made out to 0 in pittsburgh. right now we are in the mid- 20's. 25 at the airport. partly cloudy skies. we will make it in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees later on this afternoon. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. weather is quite right now but that will change during the middle of the week. >> down right balmy compared to maine. you could follow the storms and
the time at wbaltv.com and share your with the pictures at the ulocal page. water pouring into the street causing the closing of the inner loop of the capital beltway. needless to say, traffic is piled up. the brick is from a 54-inch pipe. officials are working to repair the break, but it could be several hours before it is completed. city firefighters have their hands full at putting out a fire at the east baltimore church. just before 11:00 to become a car crashed into the side of a gospel church at the 2300 block of east oliver street. it is unclear if the car was on fire when it crashed. the fire anin the car quickly spread to the church. no one was down and the car went responders arrive. baltimore city police are a investigating a deadly shooting also in east baltimore. officers arrived at the
intersection of east monument street and caroline just before 11:00, right near johns hopkins hospital. they found antonio lamont lee sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle. he had been shot. he was taken to hopkins hospital, where he died. the trial for the two brothers accused of setting fire to a pit bull is under way today. back in may 2009, tremayne johnson and his brother travers allegedly doused a puppy with gasoline and set her on fire. travers johnson also faces attempted murder charges in an unrelated case. we will have coverage of the trial on 11 news at 5:00. still no word on the rest o-- arrest of a suspect in the killing of a youth sports coach could police are trying to figure out what prompted the shooting of the popular mentor and father.
>> i would never have thought something like this would happen to him. he was laid back, had a wife and kids. >> anyone with information in this case should call baltimore city police. and alleged tucson -- the alleged to such a jerrel lockner will face -- tucson jared loughner will face charges representative gabrielle giffords will remain in the trauma unit in houston blogger than planned. -- longer than planned. doctors to say that the buildup has eased some over the weekend. she is continuing her rehab as scheduled. a dive team thought they found a
29-year-old's body in the misses a river on sunday, but when they went back to retrieve it, the body was gone. divers did that somehow got loose and floated down the river. the family, who had been called to the scene, are still holding out hope for closure. >> we just need some closure. we want to know if they did go into the water, and to retrieve them and get back home and lay him to rest easily. >> he reportedly jumped into the river two weeks ago while fleeing from police. fitness guru jack lalanne has died. he died of respiratory failure at his home along center california coast could he spent decades encouraging people to work out. he is said to have exercised every day of his life until the very end. he was 96 years old. four police are recovering after a gunman went on a shooting spree inside a detroit police station. in the end, it was the gunmen
who died. the gunmen came into the station with a shotgun and fired it down the hallway, then turn on people near the front desk. the most serious injury was to a commander. at this precinct, unlike others, officers are protected only by a desk. most places have been approved class. >> -- have bulletproof glass. >> we have to reassess procedures. >> the 38-year-old gunman was killed. coming up -- >> i don't know how to describe it. just all of a sudden, this work is just gone. >> why you should be careful about what you goes on line and who is watching. and new developments on ways to diagnose alzheimer's disease.
>> three men are returning home today after being stranded at sea. a carnival cruise ship rescued the boaters on saturday after they put out in disgust, when there boat stopped working -- put out a distress call when their boat stopped working. video shows that the waves and wind were doing to the schip. for one of the borders, the boat
was his son, and he is certain he will never see again. -- is his home, and he is certain he will never see it again. he says the experience will not deter him from getting a new boat and back into the water. average sunday morning turned horrific for some in washington after a gunman shot two deputies. investigators said the deputies tried to arrest the man in a wal-mart parking lot after two officers were shot. another officer shot and killed the gunman and a woman with him. it is still unclear what prompted the shooting. still the come, new developments in the iby mrs. of alzheimer's disease but why could be determined with a simple blood test. >> single digits this morning, cold and arctic. believe it or not, we have a little bit of rain in the seven- day forecast. here's a look outside. partly cloudy skies. 25 at the airport.
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>> these days when people have something to say or read about, they seem to head straight to the internet. you may want to think twice before you post. employers are keeping tabs on her seemingly harmless grants and on-line searches, and could get you fired. one employee took to the web to express opinions on the shootings in tucson, and shortly thereafter he was fired. >> i regrettably must sever our relationship with it you did it is essential that we not become involved in public controversy. >> employers have every right to access your personal pages, and if they find something objectionable, it may be grounds for firing, even if the objectionable act is legal. with the decrease in lanolin from cell phones, the same thing is happening with the smart
phones with the availability of internet access. people are streaming from hardware pc's, causing prices to go up. starting next week, sprint tax on a monthly fee for smart phone customers. it is just catching up with verizon and others. patients will certainly be necessary while waiting for those tax returns as the internal revenue service is having to delay processing some returns. the irs says there will not be able to start processing returns from people who itemize their deductions -- claim a deduction for college tuition and fees, and teachers who claim a deduction for out-of-pocket costs and expenses until february 14. the agency blames late changes to the 2010 tax code for the delay. >> now your 11 insta-weather was forecast at 29. >> today has been quiet. the only thing to talk about the cold temperatures this morning. we started out and the single
digits in most neighborhoods. it is 25 at the airport, at 20 in parkton, 21 in jarrettsville. over the last couple of hours, you probably noticed high, thin cloud cover moving in. that will hold at temperatures back a little bit. if it were not for that, we might of snuck back into the low end of the 30's. we lost a friend at the end, we have high, thin clouds out there this morning. that is due to a disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere. as snow showers are coming out of the mountains, it looks like some of that might reach baltimore. since it ran into the big area of high pressure that it must arctic air, everything fell apart with the system. that is what we're going to college, a mixture of sunshine and clouds, and just give you a perspective, the average high temperatures 41. we're not even going to be close to that. sense that this evening at 5:17.
partly cloudy skies, it will be called, but not as cold as last night. that is another good thing about it, but the -- calm winds. during the day tomorrow, we're going to watch a storm coming out of the gulf of mexico. tomorrow, everything will be south of us. high-pressure still in control. just some cloud cover on tuesday. maybe it snow flurries late in the afternoon. by the time we get to wednesday, the storm will come up and the carolinas. as cold as it is right now, this cold air will push out of the way and it will be one of to have a mix of rain and snow and sleet. maybe even some freezing rain and in the morning on wednesday. it depends on this track of the area of low pressure.
the for the red hat's off shore, the colder it will be and we will see more snow. -- the further it heads off shore, the cold it will be and we will see more snow. from hagerstown out west, there is a good chance for pure snow. the i-95 corridor, which would include most of you watching, a mixture of rain and snow and sleet. it is hard to say when it will be snowing and when it will be raining. mostly right for you folks during the day on wednesday seven-day forecast, a thickening clouds tomorrow, but temperatures will get above freezing. high temperatures near 37. mixture of rain and snow and sleet on wednesday. even on wednesday, it will be above 32 degrees. thursday and friday, a clear is out, and another political per storm will come in over the weekend -- and of little clipper storm will come in over the
weekend. >> in this afternoon's "medical alert," giving been as to a child with a severe penology seems unthinkable -- peanuts to a child witha severe peanut allergy seems unthinkable. it is called oroimmunothereapy. >> essentially desensitize them to peanuts. the goal is to happen take approximately two to three peanuts a day. >> he says it is not a cure, just a way to build up immunity and live with the risks of exposure. he believes the program will become more popular because the number of people diagnosed with peanut allergies has doubled in the past 15 years. whoeaudy shows that people
abuse alcohol or more likely to be unlucky in love. twins who drank heavily married later in life and had shorter marriages than those not dependent on alcohol. kids are able to catch up on sleep over the weekend that may be able to stay at a healthier way -- weight. university of chicago researchers studied the sleep patterns of children and nearly all of them average eight hours of sleep a night but kids who are able to make up as sleep over the weekend are less likely to be obese. right now the only way to determine for certain if a patient has alzheimer's is to take a break tissue sample or during an autopsy. but now you may be able to find out with a simple blood test. >> one in eight baby boomers who reached age 55 will develop
alzheimer's disease by the year 2030. will you be one of them? you may be able to find out early. >> we are able to find a good blood test that predicted people who are at risk of cognitive impairment. >> the researcher it studied a thousand older people without a mentor for nine years. those with very low levels of a certain type of protein in the blood showed significant cognitive decline compared with people who had higher levels of the protein. the question now is what you get a similar blood test if it was offered at your doctor's office in the future? >> absolutely. one needs to know what the possibilities are in the future. you can have options and make plans. >> the study indicates that high-risk patients by be able to do something to fight off the symptoms of disease. >> let's say you got this blood test and it shows you are at
risk it is the medically possible to be more constantly active8 -- theoretical possible to be marc hogneck of the active and use the brain more so that you may not -- not an to b -- to be more cognitiviely active and use the brain more so that you may not be as big a risk. >> out next, your maryland lottery de pick three and pick four numbers. and you'll get another check of the insta-weather-plus forecast with tony.
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details. bob diamond is said to go with your pick four numbers. the maryland lottery -- let yourself play. >> tony has an interesting forecast. >> it is a difficult forecast for the middle of the week. all sorts of stuff on wednesday, from rain does lead to snow. it is hard to know when that is going to be falling, exactly. the wintry mix will come in during the day on wednesday. make sure you tune in at 5:00 tonight. >> good deal. thanks so much for joining us.
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